Lille has confirmed that Napoli paid €68 million to sign Victor Osimhen.
The Ligue 1 club’s president, Olivier Letang, made this disclosure.
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Letang, who succeeded Gerard Lopez in December, debunked reports that they received €81m for the Super Eagles striker in July 2020.
Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year contract following an impressive debut season in the French top-flight.
Letang, in response to Lopez, who claimed Osimhen was sold for €71.3m with €10m bonuses, told L’Equipe: “Initially everyone thinks that the sale of Osimhen is 81 million euros.
“The sale of Osimhen on the transfer agreement is 68 million euros. Four players arrived from Naples.
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“The valuation of these four players is, according to the specialized players, a maximum of 500,000 euros. Therefore, these four players were bought for twenty million euros.”
Osimhen netted 10 times in 30 matches for Napoli across all competitions last season.